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  • What is Genetic Counselling?

    27 January - 19 April 2020

    What is Genetic Counselling? https://tess.elixir-europe.org/events/what-is-genetic-counselling-de9049ee-4df5-4c8c-a099-9f91c2696d3b # Overview * **Duration:** 6 weeks live, 2 hours per week * **Free** * **Certificate of achievement** available on satisfactory completion * **Start Date:** The course is run ‘live’ for 6 weeks from the start date above. Once this period is over there will be no live monitoring of the forums, but you can still join and complete the course during the remaining period. ### Why join the course? Who are genetic counsellors? Who has genetic counselling and what does a genetic counsellor do? On this course, you will find the answers to these questions whilst learning about the role of genetic counselling in healthcare and the genomic era. You will discover why people seek genetic counselling and how it compares in different contexts and countries. You will explore the main skills and knowledge needed of a genetic counsellor, as well as their key responsibilities to patients. You will also discuss the ethical issues of genetic counselling, and its varied opportunities and challenges for the future. ### Who is the course for? This course is designed for healthcare professionals, clinicians, biomedical research scientists, and anyone curious about genetic counselling. Although not required, a basic knowledge of genetics, genetic testing technologies, and inheritance patterns would help support your learning on this course. # Programme ### What topics will you cover? * Why people would see a genetic counsellor * Some of a genetic counsellor’s key tasks * A genetic counsellor’s key skills and knowledge: counselling skills, medical and scientific knowledge * Ethical issues in genetic counselling * What the future might hold for genetic counsellors ### What will you achieve? By the end of the course, you'll be able to... * Identify why people have genetic counselling and the different contexts in which people receive genetic counselling * Describe the different skills and knowledges needed by genetic counsellors * Compare genetic counselling in different contexts and different countries * Reflect on some ethical issues that arise in genetic counselling * Discuss the role of genetic counselling in healthcare as we enter the ‘genomic era'. ### What software or tools do you need? No specific software, hardware or other resources are required to complete the course. # Educators ## Lead Educators ### Anna Middleton I am the Chair of the Association of Genetic Nurses and Counsellors in the UK and ROI (2018/19) and Head of Society and Ethics Research at the Wellcome Genome Campus, Connecting Science, Cambridge, UK ### Jonathan Roberts I am a pre-registration genetic counsellor at Addenbrooke’s Hospital, Cambridge. I am also a Staff Scientists at the Wellcome Genome Campus. I conduct my research within the Society and Ethics Research group. # What's Included Wellcome Genome Campus Advanced Courses and Scientific Conferences are offering everyone who joins this course a free digital upgrade, so that you can experience the full benefits of studying online for free. This means that you get: * Unlimited access to this course * Includes any articles, videos, peer reviews and quizzes * Tests to validate your learning * A PDF Certificate of Achievement to prove your success when you’re eligible 2020-01-27 09:00:00 UTC 2020-04-19 23:59:59 UTC Wellcome Genome Campus - Advanced Courses [] advancedcourses@wellcomegenomecampus.org [] [] workshops_and_courses [] geneticcounsellingHDRUK
  • VIBes in Biosciences 2020

    11 - 13 March 2020

    Leuven, Belgium

    VIBes in Biosciences 2020 https://tess.elixir-europe.org/events/vibes-in-biosciences-2020 The VIBes in Bioscience PhD conference is an initiative from the Flanders Institute for Biotechnology (VIB) that takes place in Belgium. The organizing committee consists of motivated VIB PhD students, who bring together young and ambitious scientists from all over the globe to enjoy a series of training workshops and a top-quality conference. Selected speakers are renowned in different Life Sciences research fields such as inflammation & immunology, plant biology, cancer biology, structural biology, neuroscience and microbiology. Workshops The Symposium is preceded by half a day of workshops to improve your personal effectiveness, communication skills and awareness on possible career opportunities. We have invited internationally renowned trainers to share their experience and knowledge with you. Note that you need to register separately for the workshops, after registering for the symposium. The number of seats for each workshop is limited, so make sure to choose your two favorite workshops in time. Take a look at the VIBES 2020 workshops program for more info. Travel Grants We offer 50 travel grants to international PhD students, which will reimburse travel costs up to 200 euros. Travel grant awardees will also receive a discount on their registration fee and accommodation will be covered for adjacent nights. Are you interested in attending VIBES2020 and want to have a chance on a travel grant? Submit your motivation below by clicking on the 'Apply for a grant' button before 15 November. The organizing committee will notify you of your travel grant acceptance before 1 December 2019. No registration is needed before submitting a travel grant proposal. When you’re awarded with a travel grant you will receive a practical email containing the next steps. Note that being awarded a travel grant does not equivalate with being registered. Join us for VIBes 2020 and enjoy this historical city with other science lovers! Follow us on Twitter, Instagram and like us on Facebook for the latest developments. Poster information: Format: A0 (841 x 1189 mm / 33.1 x 46.8 in), portrait orientation Deadlines: • Travel Grant deadline: 15 November 2019 • Early Bird: 29 January 2020 • Late Registration: 24 February 2020 • Abstract deadline: 16 January 2020 2020-03-11 08:00:00 UTC 2020-03-13 18:00:00 UTC VIB Iers college, 1, Janseniusstraat, Leuven, Belgium Iers college, 1, Janseniusstraat Leuven Belgium VIB conferences@vib.be [] PhD Students 250 meetings_and_conferencesworkshops_and_courses [] life sciencesMicrobiologyNeurosciencestructural biologyCancer BiomarkersImmunologyinflammationplantbiology
  • R for data science

    31 March - 3 April 2020

    Liverpool, United Kingdom

    R for data science https://tess.elixir-europe.org/events/r-for-data-science The course covered content for these learning objectives: To write your own custom functions To use for loops, apply functions and if statements To analyse large matrices of data in a semi-automated way To normalise data To quantify and correct batch effect To undertake the most common clustering algorithms including k-means and hierarchical To perform variable selection and present these results in different plots including heatmaps To do 2-way ANOVA To undertake multivariate modelling A brief introduction to machine learning. The course included brief theoretical introductions followed by hands on exercises based on real life research examples. 2020-03-31 09:00:00 UTC 2020-04-03 17:00:00 UTC Computational Biology Facility University of Liverpool, Liverpool, United Kingdom University of Liverpool Liverpool Merseyside United Kingdom L69 3GH Statistics and probability Bioinformatics University of Liverpool Computational Biology Facility (cbf@liverpool.ac.uk) [] [] 20 workshops_and_courses registration_of_interest R ProgrammingStatistical-model Statistics Pre-processingTranscriptomicsMetabolomicsProteomics
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